This Day in Oscar History: February 15 (2021)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Nominations

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Born

1893: Walter Donaldson (54 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1896: William H. Pine (59 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Documentary Feature

1899: Gale Sondergaard (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1905: Harold Arlen (81 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {9 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1914: Kevin McCarthy (96 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

1920: Harold Michelson (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1943: Dennis Skotak (78) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Visual Effects
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1945: Christine Edzard (76)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Adapted Screenplay

1978: Ruairi Robinson (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

Died

1964: Frederic Knudtson (57)

  {6 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1985: Leonard Spigelgass (76) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1998: George White (86)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

2001: Roy N. Sickner (72) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

2007: Ray Evans (92) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 3 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

Released

1939: Stagecoach (82) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {7 Noms, 1 Win @ 1939 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor (Thomas Mitchell)     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (John Ford), Supporting Actor (Thomas Mitchell), Scoring, Editing, Black-and-White Cinematography, Art Direction/Production Design

1950: Cinderella (71) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1950 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Original Song (“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo”), Score of a Musical, Sound Recording

1954: Genevieve (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1954 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay, Dramatic or Comedy Score

1964: Woman in the Dunes (57) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1964 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: 1964: Foreign Language Film; 1965: Directing (Hiroshi Teshigahara)

1965: The Greatest Story Ever Told (56) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {5 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1965 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Substantially Original Score, Cinematography (Color), Art Direction/Production Design (Color), Costume Design (Color), Special Visual Effects

1978: Coming Home (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {8 Noms, 3 Wins @ 1978 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Winner: Actor (Jon Voight), Actress (Jane Fonda), Original Screenplay     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Directing (Hal Ashby), Actor (Jon Voight), Actress (Jane Fonda), Supporting Actor (Bruce Dern), Supporting Actress (Penelope Milford), Original Screenplay, Editing

1990: The Nasty Girl (31) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1990 Academy Awards}
          Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

Oscar Nominations

1954: 26th Annual Academy Awards

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1953}

2000: 72nd Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Nominations Announcement) {for the films of 1999}

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